Please join us this Thursday OCT 14 for the second installment of our Fall 2021 speaker series! This week's Zoom talk is hosted by Linnia Hawkins from the Forest Ecosystems & Society Department at Oregon State University. The topic is "Climate change and autumn wildfire in the West." Please see the attached pdf flier for more information and the clickable zoom link, as well as the attached schedule for coming speakers this term!
PSU Science & &Math Transfer Bridge & Major Exploration Event - Sept 14, 2021Read Now
The PSU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will be hosting a first annual college-wide Science & Math Transfer Bridge and Major Exploration event on September 14th. The event is designed both for students who plan to transfer in fall and for those who aren't yet ready to transfer and may still be exploring majors. During this virtual event, students will have the opportunity to learn more about programs and resources available to PSU's large transfer population, connect with faculty and current PSU students, and learn more about the following CLAS majors: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, General Science, Math/Statistics, and Physics (see draft agenda below).
I am always looking for an opportunity to promote the contributions of women in Geography. Here is a great article on Zonia Baber and her early work in Geography and Geography education.
DATA COLLECTORS FOR STUDY OF NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS (PART-TIME)
City Parks Alliance, Portland, Oregon (and 26 other cities)
Closes: Monday, February 15, 2016 (See Note Below)
The City Parks Alliance (CPA) in conjunction with the RAND Corporation is conducting a four-year study to determine the correlation between urban parks management and policies, and physical activity. This is the first national observational, longitudinal study of neighborhood parks to observe park use in order to shape public policy on health promotion. [Portland, Oregon is one of 27 cities in the study.]
CPA seeks temporary, part-time paid data collectors to observe and record physical activity data in neighborhood parks within multiple cities (please see below for complete list of cities). Data collectors must be available in the morning, afternoon, and early evening during Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays to conduct observations within parks during the Spring of 2016. Primary responsibilities will be to observe and record park activity as well as contextual conditions, interview park staff and visitors, and enter information into a provided handheld computer tablet.
JOB LOCATION/STUDY CITIES:
Training Session #1 Cities: Fresno, CA; San Francisco, CA; Victorville, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Columbus, GA; Topeka, KS; Winston-Salem, NC; Lincoln, NE; Albuquerque, NM; Portland, OR; Pittsburgh, PA; Dallas, TX; Waco, TX
Training Session #2 Cities: Pueblo, CO; Westminster, CO; Gainesville, FL; Topeka, KS; Louisville, KY; Flint, MI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Manchester, NH; Buffalo, NY; New York, NY; Yonkers, NY; Cleveland, OH
Complete job description and application instructions are available at:
This job announcement is for a Full Time Tenure Track position opening:
Geography Faculty Full Time Tenure Track
Closes: January 29, 2016
The job announcement is attached. Please see job announcement for the application requirements including the qualifications. To apply, visit the Olympic College Employment page for the online application process.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Human Resource Office at (360) 475-7300Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
The 4th Annual GIS Day celebration was filled with GIS students, professionals, raffle prizes, presentations, interactive displays, and fun times! Thank you to Madeline Steele & Christina Friedle for continuing to organize the event. A special thanks to Matthew Hampton, Molly Vogt, Justin Houk, and Craig Beebe for your assistance with planning and brainstorming. Thank you Allison Jones for being our GeoTrivia MC for the 4th year in a row. And lastly, thank you Al Mowbray for helping to transport, set-up, and demonstrate the topographic sandbox.
Presentations by Gina Clemmer, Michael Schindel, and Ben Friedle included lots of laughs and topics such as: Mary Lee, Internet famous Shark; Mapping porn around the holidays; Ben Carson's America; Inspiration for emerging GIS professionals; and Innovative mapping applications. Cy Smith was unable to make the event, but shared a video (https://vimeo.com/112652622) about the Arbor School in Tualatin that uses Geography as the underlying foundation for teaching all subject.
Also present, an Augmented Reality Topographic Sandbox, built by Matthew Hampton of Metro. Quite an attractive site! Matthew built it as part of an event hosted earlier in the day at Metro for High School students, to demonstrate the 'coolness' of everything geospatial, as well as some geographic concepts like watersheds and topography.
Thank you to all our sponsors for making this event possible! Portland Community College - Geography, Outlier, i-Ten Associates, ASPRS - PSU Student Chapter, URISA - Young Professionals, SCGIS, & The Nature Conservancy - Oregon.
Natural Capital in Cities: A critical resource for improving equity, resilience, and sustainability
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12-1 pm
WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Urban Center Building, room 270
FREE and open to the public
Rapid urbanization at unprecedented scale will place enormous pressure on ecosystems in and around cities to provide good living conditions for the majority of humanity. Accomplishing fundamental goals of urban livability in a way that ensures a resilient and equitable future for the human population and simultaneously maintains Earth’s biodiversity and critical ecological processes is essential to achieving a transition toward sustainability. Urban decisionmakers, from mayors to neighborhood activists and investors to corporate leaders, need tools to navigate transformation of their communities along sustainability and desired resilience pathways.
This presentation will summarize recent progress in urban ecosystem services research and present a social-ecological approach to assessing, mapping, and valuing urban ecosystem services from the first citywide urban ecosystem services assessment for New York City.
Timon McPhearson is an assistant professor of urban ecology and chair of The New School’s environmental studies program, director of the Urban Ecology Lab, and research faculty at Tishman Environment and Design Center, where he works directly with designers, planners, and managers to foster sustainable and resilient cities.
Hosted by the Portland State University Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
Oregon Academy of Sciences-Geography Section-Annual Meeting Announcement and Call for AbstractsRead Now
The Oregon Academy of Science, Geography Section, is inviting abstracts for oral presentations and posters for the upcoming 2015 Annual Meeting. The Meeting will be hosted at the University of Portland on Saturday, February 28, 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to share your current work and mix with other Geography-minded researchers, educators and students from around Oregon.
Typically, there are 11-15 papers – a combination of faculty, agency people and students. Total attendance for the Geography Section is usually about 30-35 people. The session begins about 10:00 AM, stops for lunch, and reconvenes after lunch for an hour or so, depending on the number of papers.
The deadline for submissions for the Geography section is February 13, 2015 (other sections may have different deadlines), but we strongly urge you to get your materials in before that date. Registration for the event is open now. Registration ends January 30, 2015, after which the fee increases.
Please contact one of the co-chairs if you have any questions. The OAS Meeting website is: http://www.oas.pdx.edu where you will find Registration forms, Abstract forms and instructions, and directions to the meeting site.
Opportunities with International Student Volunteers - Info Session at PCC-Sylvania on 11/14/14 @ 10:30amRead Now
Accepting Abstracts: ODOT Geo-Environmental Conference April 21-23 2015 EugeneRead Now
ODOT Geo-Environmental Conference
April 21-23 2015
Valley River Inn, Eugene
This conference will include environmental disciplines such as biology, wetlands, fish passage, wildlife passage, archaeology, historic/cultural, botany and landscape architecture as well as engineering-focused environmental disciplines such as geotechnical engineering, retaining and sound wall designers and hydraulic engineering.
Abstracts accepted through November 14.
Submit an abstract for an oral presentation (~ 25 min.) or poster that you would like to present at the conference.
Suggest a topic that you would like presented at the conference and recommend potential speakers. Please include contact information for the speaker.
For more information click here or contact Beth Sandover at 503.986.3013